Saturday, January 8, 2011

Movie Review: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

I wanted to hate this movie.  I really did. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World signifies everything 'hipster' that I despise. I don't like manga or that art style either.

But I couldn't. And I didn't. I actually really liked it.

I think all the credit goes to Edgar Wright.  I am not a huge fan of any of his other films, but he makes this thing not only pop off the screen, but zip along at an incredible pace.  Truly creating a comic book on the screen.

Michael Cera, although he plays the same role in very film, fits Scott Pilgrim perfectly.  In fact, the movie was really well cast.

I'm not going to delve too deep into this one, because you can find a ton of reviews out there raving about this movie.  And I'm sure a ton hating it.  It's definitely worth catching this little gem.

I do want to point out that I think it could have been about 15 minutes shorter.  I've heard this elsewhere, and a few of those people all said - I get it, there were 7 evil ex's in the book - but it's not serving the plot.  And I'd agree.  I think you can actually knock one of them away - and the one I'd do without is Chris Evans - evil ex #2.  He's the only one that doesn't advance the story - and gives exposition we can get anywhere else.

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